Category: Wales

From The Grass Roots To The World Cup

MARK ZOOMS IN FOR REFS MEETING

The Leisure Leagues powered ISF Elite Referees Group (including UK Socca officials) had some elite training this week, as Mark Clattenburg dropped into their zoom call. Clattenburg – commonly regarded as the world’s best referee – has been a welcome presence at the last two world cups, in Crete and Lisbon, and was on hand…
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EXCLUSIVE: INTERCONTINENTAL CUP DISCUSSIONS UNDERWAY

This afternoon we can reveal that talks are underway that could see a brand new small sided football tournament for this autumn. The ISF and the Federation of Moldova are exploring the potential of The Intercontinental Cup, which is slated to take place in Moldova and is likely to feature sixteen teams.The four day event…
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FIRST XI PART 7: MAAZ KHAN, LEISURE LEAGUES PAKISTAN

We are proud to be part of the biggest 6 a side family in the world. A leading member of the ISF, the governing body for the large network of 6 a side football players on the planet. Pakistan is the country that has perhaps best embodied this growth in the last few years, as…
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AND THE REPLICA SHIRT GOES TOO….

It was a case of the Price is right, when it came to the Leisure Leagues Prize Draw this week. Thousands of people worldwide tuned into the Stay At Home Special on Wednesday,, but it was James Price who walked off with the replica England Euro 96 shirt when the winners were announced on Instagram.…
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INCLUSIVITY: AT THE HEART OF ALL WE DO

We have all seen on the news, wherever we are in the world, the awful scenes in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed. A policeman has been charged with his murder and his death has sparked widespread condemnation and outrage throughout America, with the protests spreading around the world. A Black Lives Matter march is…
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TUNE IN TONIGHT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN

We are delighted that the latest Leisure Leagues Prize Draw is happening again tonight – and there is a chance for you to win! Another in the Stay At Home Series of Lockdown editions, will see not just a brand new challenge but a special prize. This episode will resonate with those who have been…
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FIRST XI – PART 6: BARRY JOHN, WALES COACH AND LEISURE LEAGUES MATCH OFFICIAL

The First XI series finally gets to Wales today as their Coach, Barry John, comes under the spotlight. Barry has piloted his country at the last two ISF, Leisure Leagues inspired World Cups, as well as other international tournaments. His side have won the Home Nations tournament in the past, come close in last year’s…
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FIRST XI PART 5: AMR DAWISH, LEISURE LEAGUES EGYPT

The First XI series has really shown us all how the great sport of 6 a side football has the ability to bring us all together like nothing else. “Community” means more here than the places where our leagues operate across the world. It runs deeper. It’s a bond. Over the last couple of weeks,…
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FIRST XI PART 4 – HENRY KOKO

There were many new teams in the Socca World Cup in 2019 as it became the fastest growing sport in the world. All of them brought so much, and that is certainly true of Nigeria. Few indeed, made the impression on the UK teams that they did. So it was a great pleasure to speak…
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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: A LEISURE LEAGUES PARTNER’S JOURNEY

As we wrote earlier this week, it is Mental Health Awareness Week In The UK.  We thought this story of the inspiring young referee, Lucy Briggs needed to be heard – never has the need for good mental health been more important. Lucy is also a Leisure Leagues Partner, and here she tells the LL…
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